for the captain and his first officer of the starship Enterprise because ‘if there is any logic to the universe, we will both end up on that bridge together again someday’ (across every universe there are constants and the two of them standing fighting moving next to each other, side by side like orbiting stars, is one of them)
Warnings: Spoilers for Star Trek Into Darkness
at the end, when jim wakes up, spock is there.
Kirk and Spock play chess. On and off the board.
Or, the one in which Spock stealth-marries Kirk. Because Spock’s sneaky that way.
Five Ways Dating Spock Wasn’t What Jim Thought It Would Be, and One Way It Was Even Better Than He Thought
Transitioning from “hating each other’s guts” to “friends” to something more takes a lot of work, on both their parts, but it isn’t until after they start spending the bulk of their free time together that Jim actually bridges the gap between the theoretical knowledge that Spock is a humanoid alien and truly understanding it.
You’ll Get There in the End (It’ll Just Take a While)
“Spock. Just say ‘I don’t trust Starfleet not to mess up the only captain in the fleet who I can train up to my expectations and enjoys running into danger wearing a blindfold as much as I do’.”Part One of the Reboot Series.
strive seek find yield
Spock is heir to the Federation throne, Jim is Prince of America because his fucking brother abdicated, and the Klingons are on the verge of blowing shit up—a love story. Part One of the Spoctoria series.
Comments: Politics and worldbuilding and snappy dialogue and long-suffering Spock and Jim is a princess. Also Sybok. <3
So Wise We Grow
“Commander Spock, we have located your son,” the Vulcan lady on the screen says, which would be great, except Jim can tell by the look on Spock’s face that he’s never heard of this kid before in his life. “If it is expedient, the child will be sent to join you on the Enterprise within the week.”
Spock is pretty much doomed the minute Jane realizes that the fatshirt is incredibly slutty, and also regulation.
Comments: Jane Kirk is my khaleesi basically.
The Genetic Soap Opera (Or, one of the Less Dignified Royal Weddings)
Turns out Jim Kirk’s more than meets the eye, genetically speaking. There are a lot of consequences, mostly for Spock and his sanity.
Bang a Gong
The chronicles of the Sad Bastards Club (Enterprise Chapter).
(WIP, 10 chapters) NOW COMPLETE
Spock met Jim when he was 7 and Jim was 6. It has since been generally agreed that this was a mistake (or: the one where they grow up together and things are simultaneously better and worse for it).
Comments: A warning in advance: you may end up screaming and flipping over tables after reading each chapter, almost too adorable to exist,
You were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles and my daddy said, “Stay away from Juliet” and I was crying on a staircase, begging you, “Please don’t go.”
Comments: Basically reading this is like eating a pudding cup full of chocolate and happiness.
For Gladness of You
In which shit goes down in no particular order: Jim almost starts a war, Spock gets tortured, Jim gets kidnapped, Jim gets tortured, Spock gets not-quite-kidnapped, Jim takes the Enterprise joyriding, and mysterious Vulcans with their even more mysterious leader hop a ride for a few weeks. But that’s not what the story’s about.
Traumatized by his experience on Tarsus IV, Jim Kirk runs away to Vulcan to undergo kolinahr.
Indistinguishable From Magic
After an incident investigating a research vessel, the crew of the Enterprise find themselves in a different place and Kirk realizes he may have to follow the rules of this odd, almost fairy-tale world to get them home.
Comments: Oh. This is gorgeous and melancholy and naturally weaves in one of my favorite fairytales with Star Trek and it is just achingly lovely.
my boy builds coffins
Jim Kirk was a legend before he was even an hour old, and legends are never men. They are tragedies and heroes and cautionary tales and they never grow up or grow old, they simply are.
Between what was and what will be stands James Tiberius Kirk, in all his fractured patchwork glory. Because saving the Federation was only the beginning.
Comments: One of my personal favorites, Five five, would read this again. The author has written one of the best depictions that I have ever read of the jagged-edge lighting storm that is Jim Kirk wrapped up behind easy smiles and shrewd eyes and “I don’t believe in no-win scenarios,” and all the characters are competent and sharply aware of the more militaristic side of the Reboot!Starfleet.
Leave No Soul Behind
If you’re Starfleet, you spend your whole life wishing you never see an EPAS uniform right up until the moment they become your only hope. Whether you’re dying a slow, cold death in space, or a long painful one on some godforsaken planet, they’re going to come for you. So count your last breaths, son, and hold on tight. They leave no soul behind.
Comments: Believable and well-written with an agonizing slow-burn relationship, with breathless action and the feeling of holding on with the ends of one fingertips until you can’t hold on anymore and when you think all hope is lost, someone carries you the rest of the way.
Warnings: Violence, blood, non-explicit mentions of non-con, angst
Serving under Captain James Tiberius Kirk will be a markedly different experience.
Comments: Read this fic a long time ago, forgot about it, read it again when the Star Trek feels restarted and it took my breath away. A masterpiece with unparalleled attention given to the worldbuilding of the Reboot!universe with TOS plotlines, character development, continuity, growth of relationships, self-reflection—it’s beautiful and heartbreaking and unforgettable.